KEOKUK, Iowa (WGEM) -- Preteens with handguns? It's a proposal causing a lot of conversation in Iowa.
Under current Iowa law, you must be at least 14 years old to fire a handgun.
proposed law would allow kids as young as 12 to use handguns with adult
supervision for things like target practice and competition.
store owner and grandfather Bruce Scott says as long as the kids are
mature enough and the gun it isn't too powerful for them to handle, he
supports the proposal.
"Most parents, they're going to make sure
their child knows what's going on and the safety factors in it," Scott
said. "They're not just going to let them go out and take a gun and
shoot with them."